Sunrise Services, family, easter egg hunts make for fun

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Members of the First Church of God held their sunrise service at the Crossroad Church on Jayhawk Road.

Mary Ellen Lundberg enjoyed dinner with the Eddie Lundberg family Easter Sunday.

Hubert and Jo Ann Thomas and their children and families enjoyed a skiing trip to Colorado during spring break.

Guests of Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Crane for Easter were Mr. and Mrs. Jared Leek, Jay, Julie, and John Leek, Jaymie and daughter McKenzie, Ronda and Dusty Peterson and his fiance Misty Petersen. The kids had fun hunting Easter eggs in the afternoon.

Sixteen members of the Demott family had Easter with Charles and Doris Demott. A carry-in dinner was enjoyed and an egg hunt later.

Dixie Wooley and foster boys William, Devin, and David, spent Easter weekend with Esther Secrest. They attended the Sunrise services at the Diamond Community Church. They returned home Sunday afternoon.

Bob Lundberg, Chris, Samantha, and Braxton, Springfield, Mo., were recent visitors with Mary Ellen Lundberg.

Eight members of the Meet and Eat Support Group met for lunch at Expressly for You coffee shop, March 19.

Esther Secrest ate lunch with Carol Bingesser and family for Easter. Others enjoying the gathering were Arnold, Clara, and Austin Schofield and Larry Lawrence, Jon, and Brittany Bingesser.

The Sunrise Service was well attended at the Diamond Community Church. Pastor James gave a short Easter message. All enjoyed breakfast and the children had an egg hunt. Pastor James preached the 9 a.m. service. Specials were "It was to Set Me Free" and "It Was His Love." Barbara Albright read a poem "Easter." Mike Cavanaugh sang an original song "Let Us Go To the House of The Lord." The title of Pastor James sermon was "The Power of the Resurrection."

Eldon and Pam Korinek entertained family and friends for Easter. Those attending were Lillian Korinek, Parsons; Arnold Korinek, Artie; and Nancy Korinek, Oswego; Amanda and Keith Aikin, Pittsburg; Karen, Kassidy, Joel and Zeke Thompson, Newton. Those from Fort Scott were Ruby Myers, Lucile Wolf, Andrew and Susan Korinek and Kyla, John, and Wendy Saldivar, Nole and Marvel Beerbower, Gil, Lana, Ryan and Austin Beerbower; and Debbie, Ashleigh and Blake Marquardt. An egg hunt was enjoyed after lunch.

Ed and Opal Brillhart attended the 5th birthday party for their grandson, Clayton Brillhart, hosted by his parents Mark and Diane Brillhart, Hiattville, March 15. Those helping Clayton celebrate were Jennifer Brillhart, Branson; Brianne and Cooper, Ryan, Cami and Treaver Riley, Nevada; Megan Brillhart and friend, Jason, Overland Park; Matt, Teresa, Hadley and Ivy Brillhart, Independence, Mo.; and John and Lorna Slater, Hiattville. Following the party, supper was served and an egg hunt was enjoyed.

The Daytime Study Group from the Diamond Community Church met with Esther Secrest, March 25.

Jon Bingesser spent part of his spring break visiting friends in Hutchinson.

We are happy to report that the new baby daughter of Josh and Jackie Lundberg is home and doing fine.

The Mo-Kan Jolly Circle Club met, March 20, with Opal Brillhart. The Pres. Hazel Guillford led the members in the salute to the flag and singing "When You and I Were Young Maggie" and the club theme "The More We Get Together." Reports were given. Nine members answered roll. The club Motto was repeated. Opal read John 3:16-18. She also read "Why Easter Is Early." Pam Korinek's granddaughter, Kyla, was a visitor. The hostess gift was won by Edne Mae Marsh. The Lords Prayer was prayed by all. Bingo was played with winners Ruby Kennedy, Mary Ellen Lundberg, Ruby Myers, Esther Secrest, and Hazel Gulliford. Mary Ellen and Edna Mae won the blackout. Delicious refreshments were served. The April 17 date with be with Hesta Bridges.

The Ron Wolf Family had Easter dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Joe Winters, Richards, Mo.

Bonita Wrestler visited with Edna Mae Marsh, March 25. They ate lunch at Pizza Hut.